July 17, 2014
Members of the Auburn golf team have been enjoying a successful summer in amateur tournaments around the country.
Ryan Benton was the runner-up at the Alabama State Amateur, played at Lakewood Golf Club, shooting 72-68-66-75--281 to finish at 7-under. He also finished 11th at the Greystone Invitational, held at the Greystone Golf and Country Club Founder's Course in Birmingham, and 12th at the Players Amateur. He will be a junior this fall.
Matt Gilchrest finished third at the Trans-Miss Amateur, three shots out of the lead. Played at Southern Hills Country Club, the event was shortened to just 36 holes. He will be a sophomore this season following a Second Team All-SEC freshman season.
Victor Henum, who will be a sophomore this fall, placed ninth at the Danish International Amateur after a 75-74-72-74--295 showing. He also finished 35th in the stroke play portion of the British Amateur and 44th at the European Amateur Team Championship.
Michael Johnson, who redshirted this past season, was eighth at the Alabama State Amateur, 12th at the Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club at Atlanta and 36th at the Northeast Amateur. At Wannamoisett Country Club at Rumford, R.I.
Will Long, who will be a sophomore this upcoming season, placed third at the Palmetto Amateur. Played at the Palmetto Golf Club at Aiken, S.C., from June 4-7, he shot a 2-under, 278 (65-68-73-72) with 20 birdies and 36 pars on the par-70, 6,173-yard course. He followed that up with a 12th-place showing at the Dogwood Invitational.
Jake Mondy, who will be a junior this upcoming season, finished 12th at the Northeast Amateur, won the Virginia State Amateur and placed 28th at the Players Amateur at the Berkeley Hall Club at Bluffton, S.C.
Ben Schlottman, who will be a freshman this season, placed 17th at the Eastern Amateur at the Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club at Portsmouth, Va. He shot 69-64-72-72--277.
Dan Stringfellow finished third at the Monroe Invitational and qualified for the US Amateur Championship, which will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course) Aug. 11-17. He will be a senior at Auburn this fall.